Saturday, November 29, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 8 completed!

Better late than never. I actually finished this up yesterday, but forgot to post.  Took a day off to celebrate the U.S. holiday Thanksgiving with family, but got right back to work on Friday. Another detailed page, this one took the bulk of two days to finish. I also took the time to "fine tune" a few items: adjusted the new word balloon style I am using in this series; and reworking the layout of four upcoming pages. Some were too crowded (7 panels) after following a sparse page of only (3 panels). Sometimes, both these layouts work, depending on the action. But this time, they didn't. I reworked the pages so that 1 panel was moved to the sparse page (making it 4), and the other had an extra one combined with another (leaving 5, including the 1 moved). In addition, I resized some of the action, making it larger. I love Photoshop for giving me the ability to do this, without having to redraw the page.

Enjoy the preview! Things are starting to take off now!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 7 completed

I just completed page 7 of issue 1, which was another page of a great amount of details — characters, faces, details, etc. The first part of the first issue has to introduce everyone, and allow them to set the plot on course. This requires the six characters to all interact and be in many panels together. The good part about having this many characters is having plenty of "expansion fodder" (wink, wink). So, all this extra work in the beginning is worth it. But, as you can see by this preview (which is the ink and paint version of one of the preview pencils from a few posts back), things are getting interesting quickly (it's only page 7 out of a series that will be over 100 pages).

Friday, November 21, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 6 completed!

Chugging along, late into the evening, I was able to complete page 6 of the new grOw/cOmic#6, "Milking the Plot", the (semi)sequel to "Milk Farm" (grOw/cOmic#1). This was a very busy page, like the last one, with many characters, faces, bodies, and specific camera angles that had to line-up with the rendered background.  We are now at the one-third mark for the inking and paint!  Whoot!  I'm making very good progress!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 5 completed!

Well, this last page took an extra day or more. A few "real life" projects also slowed the latest page's completion. As you can see by this small preview, this page was quite detailed and full of characters, which, of course, takes more time. Unfortunately, page 6 has some similar qualities, but luckily not quite as much. Enjoy the preview!

Friday, November 14, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 4 completed!

Well, this was definitely a 2-day page — lots of characters, faces, angles, advanced glass effects (close-up of a clear bottle with liquid), and panels (5). This page required me to work a little later before calling it quits for the weekend (whoo hoo!), but it was worth it. Enjoy the preview!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 3 completed

I couldn't quite get this page done in one day as the previous two, mostly due to other "real life" work circumstances, but I made good progress and finished it today. I also was able to get a small jump on the next page as well. There is a little more text in this one as compared to some others, that some may find interesting. ;D

Monday, November 10, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 2 completed!

I've been cruising right along and completed page 2 of issue 1 of the new, upcoming grOw/cOmic#6. I was surprised that I was able to do so in just one day (albeit an extended one), considering the amount of faces and figures on this page. I think the extra time I spent on the pencil stage, as well as the natural feel of a stylus that comes from my Wacom Cintiq, allowed me to complete this page so quickly. I even had to add some special lighting to each of the four panels of this page (as you can see in the preview), but this did not push my time over one day.

Last blog post I released the name of this issue, but not the entire series. I have decided to finally announce the name of the series, which I have been hinting at as a "semi-sequel" to a previously released grOw/cOmic. So, without much further ado, the name of the grOw/cOmic#6 series is "Milking the Plot" (aka "Milk Farm 2"). This series will be a classic BE-focused cOmic, with some lactation thrown in to boot.

Friday, November 7, 2014

grOw/cOmic#6, page 1 completed!

I know it's been a while since the last blog update, but rest assured, I have been working diligently on the newest grOw/cOmic.  Since the last blog entry from 3 weeks ago, I had taken off 1 full week for an out-of-state family wedding, but the returned and immediately dove back into the work on the issue.

Since my last post, I have complete the pencil drawings for the rest of issue 1 (pages 8 through 18) of the new grOw/cOmic series (#6) which will be called "Milking the Plot". Chapter 1 is titled "MacGuffin" (odd, I know, but you will need to know the storyline to figure this one out). I also had more rendering and background setting up for issue 1, which I completed as well. 

I then went on to ink and paint page 1. It's really nice to finally get to this stage after all the prep work that led to this point. This page, as you saw in the pencil previews a few posts back, was quite detailed with a lot of people and numerous faces — all of which adds time. In addition, as you can see by the color preview, I had to deal with some lighting effects.  All in all, this new series is really turning out great!

Enjoy the preview!  It's on to page 2 come Monday!